The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) have appointed President Mohammadu Buhari to lead the fight against COVID-19 Pandemic in the West African sub-region.
The decision was reached at the ECOWAS summit on Thursday via telecast where regional leaders convened to deliberate on the Pandemic.
President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity: Mr Femi Adesina made the announcement via his verified twitter handle moments after the meeting was concluded.
According to his tweet:
ECOWAS leaders at an extraordinary summit held by video conference have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari as Champion that will coordinate the COVID-19 response in the sub-region. All the other Presidents will be available to support President Buhari.
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) April 23, 2020
The regional Presidents in addition gave President Mohammadu Buhari the assurances of their support in his new course.